The 71st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference will be held on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, USA
June 3-5, 2014

Meeting Information

The 71st Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA, from 3-5 June 2014. The ESC is an international organization in Canada and the United States concerned with snow and ice, in particular the origin, precipitation, accumulation, character, melt, and runoff of snow. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. This year’s general theme is SNOW AND ICE IN MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS, with a complementary sub-theme of ephemeral snow. The ESC has only plenary (paper and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant.

The conference's final program is now available!

Oral presentations will be live streamed at:

Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to the submitted paper by a Canadian student demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster. To be considered for the Wiesnet and Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee, Dr. Christopher Fuhrmann (, no later than 25 April 2014. Please consult the ESC website for conditions and details.

All submitted papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC website for details on submission. In addition, Hydrological Processes (HP) will publish refereed papers (typically 10-12 are published) from the meeting. The subject matter of these papers must fit within the scope of the journal. If you would like your paper to be considered for journal publication, please indicate this on your abstract and submit an electronic copy of your paper to HP co-editors Mauri Pelto (  or Richard Kelly ( by 3 July 2014.

Conference Venue

The 2014 Eastern Snow Conference will be held on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Boone is located in the southern Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 3,333 ft (1,016 m). The average high in Boone in early June is 73 °F (22 °C) and the average low is 51 °F (11 °C).

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now open on the
Appalachian State University Conference Site.

Registration Fees

Student Registration
$100 (US & CA)

Regular Registration - Full Conference
$200 (US)
$220 (CA)

Regular Registration - One Day
$100 (US)
$110 (CA)

Regular Registration - Day of registration
$250 (US)


There are two lodging options available.

1. On campus suite lodging in Summit Hall: $73 per person for two per suite and $52.50 per person at three or four per suite for two nights (6/3 and 6/4). One person per suite would be $134.50 for two nights. Prices include two nights lodging and a linen bundle. Two per suite means each person has his/her own room and the two share a bathroom. Three or four per suite means the rooms are full and up to four people share the bath. Contact Amy Sanders (828-262-2744) with questions or to make a reservation. Reservations can also be made when registering for the conference.

2. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Boone Fairfield Inn & Suites (828-268-0677) at $79/night.

Getting There

Both the Piedmont Triad (GSO) and Charlotte-Douglas (CLT) international airports are approximately a 2 hours drive from Boone and there is a shuttle service connecting Charlotte to Boone (Boone is approximately 6.5 hours driving time from Washington, D.C. via I-66, I-81, I-77, US 421.


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Information on Past ESC Meetings

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